THE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS OF A KITCHEN GARDEN (The Urban Eco-Mama Experiment, part 1)

Spurred on by my obsession with all things River Cottage-related, I have decided to, with the full support of Handy Husband, embark upon an experiment to see just how eco-friendly and self-sufficient my family and I can become whilst living in a modern, urban environment. Phase 1 of this quest (which I’ve dubbed “The Urban Eco-Mama Experiment”) […]

OUR HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE (+ recipes for Black Bean & Pineapple Guacamole, Veggie Quesadillas, Cornmeal & Pineapple Cake with Whipped Coconut Cream… AND a DIY Sparkle Jar!)

Happy New Year, all! I hope that 2013 is off to a great start for you and that your New Year’s celebrations were fabulous! Being rather heavily pregnant (35 weeks), still on sick leave and having a 21 month-old little guy in tow, I decided it wise to have a small family party at home […]

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES LITTLE HANDS CAN HELP WITH (even those belonging to small toddlers)

As Christmas drew near, I was determined to find activities that my 21 month-old L could join in with (he was already filled with the Christmas spirit and had been singing “Bingle Bells” for weeks prior to Christmas!). This is a post about a small selection of activities that we found highly enjoyable and little hands-friendly […]

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH PIZZA

This was one of those we-don’t-have-much-time-but-we-have-lots-of-leftovers kind of meals! We had butternut squash remaining after making North African Squash & Chickpea Stew the other day, some veggie bacon bits in the freezer that needed to be used (yep, fake bacon!), a handful of mushrooms and a few other bits and pieces. We picked up one of those […]

DIY AUTUMN DECORATIONS (AKA a fun, free and eco-friendly activity to share with the kids)

It was a not-so-picturesque autumn day, but Project Pinterest (the Halloween Edition) was in full-effect! Braving the elements, we headed outside to collect autumn leaves and acorns to create some seasonal decorations for the home; specifically a leaf garland and an autumnal table centerpiece (see DIY instructions at end of post). My 19-month-old, L, loves being […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 2 (AKA The Halloween Edition)

I am really satisfied with the results from Project Pinterest ,Week 1 and, as I am starting to go into nesting overdrive, I can’t wait to get stuck into this week’s assignments! On the list for Project Pinterest, Week 2: • To continue crocheting an amigurumi dragon for Cupcake and a bunny for L (it’s a labour […]